Buckland Primary School is an inclusive school. We are committed to promoting respect, fairness and social inclusion and these are the principles underlying the behaviour policy. We are committed to improving outcomes for our children and staff and to promoting good relations across the whole school community.

We value everyone as an individual, capable of growth, change and development. Our relationships are underpinned by the principles of justice, equality, mutual respect, fairness and consistency. We have high expectations that support the development of our pupils as effective and responsible citizens.

The Department for Education requires governing bodies of maintained schools to publish statements of behaviour principles for their school. The Governing Body, therefore, has a duty to produce, and review, a written statement of general principles to guide the Headteacher in determining measures to promote good behaviour and discipline amongst pupils.

Statement of Behaviour Principles

This is a statement of principles, not practice. Practical applications of these principles are the responsibility of the Headteacher.

The governors at Buckland Primary School believe that:

  • Every pupil understands they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected, and learn free from the disruption of others
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination
  • Staff and volunteers set an excellent example to pupils at all times
  • Rewards, sanctions and reasonable force are used consistently by staff, in line with the behaviour policy
  • The behaviour policy is understood by pupils and staff
  • The suspension policy explains that suspensions will only be used as a last resort, and outlines the processes involved in suspensions and/or permanent exclusions
  • Pupils are helped to take responsibility for their actions
  • Families are involved in behaviour incidents to foster good relationships between the school and pupils’ home life

The governing board also emphasises that violence or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated in any circumstances. This written statement of behaviour principles is reviewed and approved by the full governing board annually.

The governors at Buckland Primary School would request that the Headteacher bears in mind the following when drawing up the behaviour policy:

  • The importance of being flexible with their behaviour policy at this time
  • The role of relationships and communication in supporting wellbeing and emotional safety that support positive behaviours and engagement.


Buckland Primary School
Berryscroft Road
TW18 1NB

01784 455022


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